The Presbyterian College athletic department and head women’s soccer coach Brian Purcell announced the addition of Carolay Ospina to join the Blue Hose in the fall of 2019 on Tuesday.
The Norcross, Georgia, native joins a class of five others that includes: Amy Cloud, Sydni Dachs, Bri Reynolds, Anna Stouffer and Megan Wilson.
“We are excited to have such a well-rounded class joining us in the fall,” said Purcell. “Carolay joins a group of talented student-athletes who represent everything we think is important for our program. They are dedicated students, talented and hardworking players, as well as young women with great character who will represent the College and program well.”
Carolay Ospina, Midfielder, 5-3, St. Pius X Catholic HS
High School: Played her freshman and sophomore seasons at St. Pius X Catholic High School … Team won back-to-back 4A state championships (2016-17) with her as center attacking midfielder … Started the championship game her freshman year … Scored 10 goals her sophomore season … Honor Roll Student … Member of the Spanish Club and the “Jungle,” a club associated with football/soccer fans.
Club: Played her junior and senior seasons in the Development Academy with United Futbol Academy (UFA) … Her junior year, scored in a 4-0 win over IMG Academy (9/24) and a 5-1 win over Boca United Football Club (11/11) … Her senior year, played a full 90 minutes in most games, scoring in a 5-0 win over Weston FC (11/11) and a 4-2 win over So Cal Blues Soccer Club (12/7).
Personal: Daughter of Paula Velez and John Fredy Ospina … Father has been the biggest influence in her life … Says growing up watching her father's professional games and daily preparation inspired her to push to be the best player she could be … Intends to major in Physical Therapy … Volunteered with a group that visited Panama in January for the 2019 World Youth Day led by Pope Francis … Chose PC because of the close, tight-knit community … Goal while at PC is to be an impactful player who helps the program achieve big things.